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Friends with Better Lives: Will Viewers Relate?

Friends with Better Lives cannot escape Friends . It's in the title, obviously. The former is created by Dana Klein , a producer and writer on the latter, and both shows' pilots were directed by sitcom king James Burrows . And they both feature a group of six pals of equal gender count. "There's a lot of similarities there, but I think the Friends talk is not fair to them or to us," FWBL star Kevin Connolly tells TVGuide.com. "They're an international juggernaut. It's different. The Friends question is inevitable. [During] ...     //www.tvguide.com/News/Friends-with-Better-Lives-Premiere-1079828.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Friends With Better Lives' creator 'lucked out' with her cast

Right after one group of friends signs off, new friends will be introduced ... by a former writer-producer of "Friends," no less.Immediately following the series finale of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" Monday (Mar. 31), the network will debut the sitcom "Friends With Better Lives." The premise of longtime acquaintances in amusing situations -- mainly revolving around their differing relationship levels -- may seem familiar, but it's served up by a fresh ensemble cast merging established TV faces and relative newcomers.Will (played by "Dawson's Creek" alum James Van Der Beek) is struggling to adjust after his recent divorce; Jules (actress-model Brooklyn Decker) is newly engaged to visibly amorous Lowell (Rick Donald); Kate (Zoe Lister-Jones, "Whitney") is a career-driven serial dater; and the married Bobby (Kevin Connolly, "Entourage") and Andi (Majandra Delfino, "Roswell") observe their friends' allegedly better lives somewhat enviously.Gratified that sitcom-directing master James Burrows ("The Millers," "Will & Grace") guided the premiere, series... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/friends-with-better-lives-james-van-der-beek-and-kevin-connolly-friends-by-any-other-name.html

‘Friends With Better Lives’ Brooklyn Decker on Kevin Connolly's Texts, Annoyingly Perfect Couples: ‘Stop Making Out!’

Actress-model Brooklyn Decker tackles her first regular TV role on the CBS sitcom “Friends With Better Lives,” which premieres Monday. TheWrap sat down with the actress to discuss the anxiety of becoming a series regular, how annoying happy, loving couples can be, and more. TheWrap: This is your first regular TV role. Is that intimidating? Brooklyn Decker : It's very intimidating, for so many reasons. One, I'm working with such seasoned actors. Even Rick [Donald], who played Lowell, he's new to the States and he felt a little bit like a fish out of water, but he's been acting for 10 years. So I definitely felt like I had to rely on these guys for their guidance. So it was intimidating, for sure, but luckily the cast is so supportive. And they love helping each other, so it ended up being a really nice working environment.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/friends-better-lives-brooklyn-decker-intimidating-role/

Friends With Better Lives Season 1 Premiere 2014 “Pilot”

Friends With Better Lives  Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” airs Monday, March 31 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Episode Synopsis:  Friends With Better Lives Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” – When Jules meets Lowell, the man of her dreams, during a whirlwind romance and decides to get married, her friends start to examine their own love lives. Meanwhile, to prove to Will that she isn’t picky and shallow, Kate lets him set her up on a blind date, on the special series premiere of FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, Monday, March 31 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/03/31/friends-with-better-lives-season-1-premiere-2014-pilot/